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New Art Benches in Bishkek from K'Art

New Art Benches in Bishkek from K'Art

Bishkek now has thirteen art benches. They were installed as a result of the city projects contest, which took place in Bishkek this October. The contest was organised by the City Development Agency of Bishkek and Elite House construction company and had three sections — Visual Image of the city, Ecology, and Infrastructure.

Bishkek needs more sights and we wanted to make creative art benches, which would become such eventually.
— Nellya Erkin, K'Art co-founder

The art benches project have won in Visual Image section. This is the first project implemented by K'Art initiative. Founded by Nellya Erkin, experienced in managing art projects, and Daniel Abdyldaev, GO KG founder, and named K'Art (short for Kyrgyz Art), the initiative is aimed at improving visual image of Bishkek. 

Three types of art benches have been installed in four parks of Bishkek. One seesaw bench was installed in the park named after Togolok Moldo, four out of eight mirror art benches are now in Toktogul Satylganov Park next to the Opera and Ballet Theatre, while the other four can be found in Dubovy Park. Four more benches you can lie on are now a part of Gorky park on Isanov street.

The mirror art benches were designed for sitting on the bench face to face. 

K'Art initiative plans to continue its activity on improving the visual image of Bishkek. A number of projects is planned for 2017.

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